|Address:||808 Main St W, Ashland, WI 54806, USA|
|Working:||11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM|
My wife and I swung by the South Shore Brewery after a fishing trip on the bay. I wasnt that hungry, so I was looking through the appetizers. My wife asked me if I wanted the hot wings. I said something like nothing this far north is going to be hot…’ or some other such soon-to-be-regretted nonsense. So, when our very attentive waitress swung back by I asked what flavors of wings they had. ‘Mild, medium, hot, extreme and Trainwreck were the answers. Trainwreck intrigued me, so our waitress asked if I wanted to taste it. I did. She looked at me and said, you want us to toss your wings in this?, in the same way you’d clarify with someone who was asking you to whap their fingers with a hammer. I figured why not; the sauce had good flavor, albeit very hot. The kind of heat that sneaks up on you; the fire starts in the back of your throat and then tries to pop your lips off. Hotter than most things I’ve tasted, if I’m being honest but I still figured how bad can it be?. Wing 1-4. Good lord. The heat is literally searing my face. There is a ring of pain that extends from my chin to the base of my nose. My teeth are trying to leap out of my mouth and run to the lake. My face is leaking both tears and snot. I look like a 2yr old who started daycare a week ago and has packed 2 years of germs into 1 week. Im saying stuff that doesnt make sense, my wife is giggling at me but she’s trying to restrain herself b/c she’s not sure if she’s going to need her composure to call 911. Imagine the first contact high you caught at a concert your mom dropped you off at. Thats me, right now; I’m confused about why I’m buzzing and I’ve never felt anything like this before. About the time the manager swings by to do a check on me. Apparently, these wings arent ordered much, Im beginning to discern. He says Sir, Im sorry but the cook just told me he accidentally tossed your wings in medium sauce. Were bringing up the Trainwreck right now. Hilarious. Unfortunately, Im unable to say hilarious b/c Im chugging what I will learn later is basically ghost chilis, so I blurt out something along the lines of bring it on but it probably sounded more like someone stepping on bagpipes filled with tapioca. I’m pretty sure my eyes were rolling around in my head. I think after 8 wings I was a new man, permanently changed. The last 4 went down w/o a hitch and I actually went back and got some meat I’d missed the first time around. I don’t feel these are the actions of the man I was when I entered South Shore Brewery. These wings changed me for the better and they’ll do it for you too. You’ll be faster, taller, smarter and more attractive. Hell, I can make as many outlandish promises as you’ll read, but you should just go try them and see for yourself. Just imagine never having to worry about the tall guy in front of you in pictures – you’re that tall guy now. That pretty waitress you’ve never had the stones to talk to, her number will materialize in your pocket as you hammer through wing 9. No need to pay for concerts anymore, you’re on the permanent guest list. You think the guys from Motley Crue had it made? They’re reading your biography right now and crying their eyes out about their wasted potential. On the way out, the manager told me a story. I was told I was only the 2nd person to ever order Trainwreck wings. The first guy told them he wanted the hottest thing they had, so the cooks started throwing ghost chilis into the wing sauce and served it up. Then, apparently, Mr. First Guy realized he hadn’t shaken the sand out of his panties and refused to pay for the wings because they ‘weren’t edible’. Well, Mr. First Guy, I can attest that they are both edible and delicious and that you should probably go right back in there and order up a plate. I love this places beers, theyre unique and tasty and the Lillith (?) was a great beer that might have saved my life. I had a few, and they were perfect with a nip o’ Trainwreck.
This restaurant is part brewpub, tourist trap, and speakeasy and it does a pretty good job of meeting those goals. If you come during the morning or early afternoon when the sun is still high, its almost hard to tell theyre open, but behind the dark glass is a restaurant with a well put together vintage decor. If you enjoy sitting up at the bar, definitely go into the separate bar area, it is well put together and a perfect example of some classic bar styling. Their beer is more than par for the course, and they offer a selection of the typical styles one would expect. My wife and I had the Nut Brown Ale and Oakwood Applefest they had on tap and they were both what one would expect for a modern brewpub and similarly priced. We also enjoyed a very good Pizza Alla Sicilia, without the fennel, that was fantastic.
Great local beer selection. My favorite was the Maple Amber Ale. Also, the poutine and stuffed mushrooms were delicious. Great interior setup with two floors and two different bar areas and staff was very friendly.
This place is ok. Standard Burgers @ the Alley, but nothing fancy. We havent tried the Pizza. Beer was ok craft beer, again nothing fancy. So not bad, but not a must in Ashland. Well maybe try the other two pubs.
Great beer selection, we made sure to grab a growler on our way out. Food was also very good. Loved the stuff mushrooms and the whitefish sandwich.
Loved the bar side service, not so much our dining experience. Get a growler, or 2, and enjoy it thoroughly. 6/5 stars!
Thug Style Devastation
uneducated staff very disappointed dont let these reviews fool you servers are rude wouldnt let me finish a sentence
Amazing pizza and delectable burgers! Also, The Nut Brown Ale and Stout are both fantastic!
Great beer, staff and excellent food. We had a blast here.
Great menu. Great service. Meal choice was excellent.
Good beer, good pizza - overall a great place to eat!
Great food, great beer. Love the beer cheese soup!
2 stars for the food, the beer is negative stars.
Great beer, quality food, and growlers to go
A Private User
Greatest beer in Ashland..oh so tasty:)
A Private User